Record Store Day is Saturday, April 13, 2019
Pearl Jam has been named Record Store Day 2019 Ambassador. Record Store Day (RSD) will be held Saturday, April 13th at independent record stores around the world. Pearl Jam have sold more than 85 million records and released hundreds of live concert bootlegs and unique releases over their career.
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“I’ve worked in and around record stores for my entire adult life and feel like I’ve grown up with Pearl Jam because of it,” states RSD co-founder/organizer Carrie Colliton. “My early, early advance copy of Ten came with me on a free-ranging trek through Europe at an impressionable age, some of my craziest and best midnight sales were for Pearl Jam albums, and any one of their songs makes me think of my favorite record store co-workers. This Ambassadorship is a natural fit– a band that stays true to themselves and the people who love them, and a form of retail that does pretty much the same thing.”
“Pearl Jam is honored to be Record Store Day’s Ambassador for 2019,” states the band’s Mike McCready. “Independent record stores are hugely important to me, and have been ever since I was 12 years-old. Before I even really knew what they were — there was a certain feeling of ‘this is a dream come true,’ and it’s a wonderland and there’s so much to learn in here… and it’s still that way.”
He continues, “Every independent record store I’ve been to, I’ve gotten something out of it — in terms of great music, or a cool feeling. I always feel a little bit better when I come out of a record store.”
Fans will be lining up into the wee hours of the morning to pick up exclusive releases not available anywhere else. Release info will be released at a later date. Previous RSD Ambassadors include Run The Jewels, Dave Grohl, Metallica, Jack White, St. Vincent, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop and Chuck D, just to name a few.